Should Job Candidates Explain Their Resume Gaps?

Q. Hi Liz, can you ask your readers to explain their résumé gaps more fully on their resumes? We see so many résumé gaps in the resumes we receive. It’s good to know what the person was doing during that time off work. A. If I were applying for a job with your...

Boss Got Drunk And Spilled The Tea

Hi Liz, I’m a senior account executive for a manufacturing firm. I’ve been with the company for 3.5 years. I’ve never missed my quarterly target. My boss and I traveled together two weeks ago. We were stuck in the airport because our flight was canceled. We went to...

The Most Common Resume Mistake?

Q. What is the most common résumé mistake? A. You can’t call it a mistake because countless books and articles tell us to do it, but the most unfortunate thing people do when writing their résumé or updating their LinkedIn profile is to brand themselves as more junior...